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    Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

    Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent69%
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    • Average6%
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Staff went over and above to make our holiday special. Thank You especially to Jorge for his hospitality and Randall, our concierge in the Preferred Club. The food was of a good standard....More

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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    More chairs on the beach are needed. They cold use more than one person running the pool side grill. They could have more night time entertainment. This was the hottest vacation ever. The pools could have been cooler. Not refreshing. Even the ocean water wasn't...More

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    Response from Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

    Dear leannem277, Greetings from the sunny Costa Rica! It was a pleasure having you and we appreciate that you have taken the time to share your Secrets Papagayo experience on Tripadvisor. We have taken note in our opportunity areas kindly mentioned on your overview. Please...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Our group of 21 just returned from Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica. The resort size, cleanliness, food and staff all contributed to us having a wonderful vacation. The staff are extremely friendly and cannot seem to do enough for you. 2 that really stood out...More

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    Response from Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

    Dear Karen B, Greetings from the majestic Costa Rica! It’s nice to know that your group had a vacation at Secrets Papagayo was a success! Thank you for your kind comments about the hospitality of Julio and the rest of the team, we all work...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    The resort is made up of chalet type buildings dotted about. It should be noted that it is on the side if a steep hill so if your nit up for a hill walk you will need to wait for the buggies that travel round...More

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    Response from Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

    Dear Tony_Steff_B, Greetings from the exotic Costa Rica! Thank you for making us part of your exciting trip. I am thrilled we were able to become the excellent getaway you had been looking for. We can’t wait to know about details and preferences on your...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We spent a magical ten days in PARADISE! Ocean/beach life meets the rainforest, you have everything here! What really put this resort over the top is the STAFF; everyone is so happy and genuinely kind! We cannot wait to return, so much to see in...More

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    Response from Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

    Dear Genevieve G, Greetings from the “Pura Vida” Costa Rica! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and excellent comments. We absolutely love your review! Your kudos to Nelly, Kenneth, Roslyn, Aaron and Randall will serve as an inspiration to our team to continue...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
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    • Price range
    • US$310 - US$772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
    • #3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
    • #3 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
    • #3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    David M
    Is this hotel appropriate for my grand daughters ages 10 and 12?
    26 April 2017|
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    Response from Beth W |
    This is an adults only resort.
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    Ray G
    How is the beach? Can you body surf?
    23 April 2017|
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    cgeier
    Do any of the rooms have tubs on the balcony? Only one (ocean front bungalow suite) showed having this feature.
    22 April 2017|
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    Response from Deborah K | Reviewed this property |
    As far as I remember the majority of the rooms have showers only. There is a Junior Suite with a plunge pool, the Honeymoon & Presidential Suites with a hot tub.
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    "If you are in the bungalow junior suite tropical view, request as close to the main pool as possible. Room..."
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    "For real quietness look for a room in the 400's"
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    "We stayed in a bungalow king suite right behind the spa . It was a perfect location for us!!!"
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